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Bella Freud and Maria Speake fashion retro interiors for BBC TV centre apartment

November 15, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Creative duo Bella Freud and Maria Speake channelled the vibrant 1970s throughout the interiors of this London apartment, which has been designed by architect Piercy & Company inside the former BBC television centre. The two-floor apartment is located in west London’s White City district within a Grade II-listed building that previously served as the headquarters for the BBC and

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Guillaume Terver uses natural materials for Brittany ceramics store and adjoining Otonali eatery

November 14, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Clay, granite and timber appear throughout the B-Raku ceramics store in Brittany, France, which connects to a Japan-inspired restaurant next door, named Otonali.  The space is situated in the port city of Saint-Malo and is the first dining-cum-retail venture of restauranteur Betrand Larcher, who has already opened a series of cafes under the name Breizh

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10 books that tell you everything you need to know about the Bauhaus

November 13, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

For our Bauhaus 100 series, we’ve picked out 10 must-read books about the most influential art and design school in history, from classic volumes written by teachers, to contemporary titles that reveal its international influence. Bauhaus 1919-1928 by Herbert Bayer Published by MoMA just five years after the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933, this book

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Tokyo’s Inua restaurant blends Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics

November 13, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

OEO Studio has referenced Danish cabinetry and Japanese gardens for the design of new Tokyo restaurant Inua, which is headed up by an ex-Noma chef. The restaurant occupies the ninth floor of a building in Tokyo’s Lidabashi neighbourhood and is led by German chef Thomas Frebel, who was previously head of research at Copenhagen’s two-Michelin-star eatery Noma. Utilising

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Ace & Tate opens “voyeuristic” glasses store in central London’s Soho

November 12, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

A pair of neon eyes stare out from the back of eyewear brand Ace & Tate’s new Soho store, which creative agency Anyways have designed in reference to the area’s risqué past. The two-storey store is located along Brewer Street and is one of two branches that Ace & Tate has opened in the city

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Seven shops to explore at the Coal Drops Yard in London

November 10, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Thomas Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard shopping centre in London’s King’s Cross contains more than 60 retail spaces under its sinuous roof. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy has selected seven stores with the most striking fit-outs. Bonds by Formd Customers can purchase pieces from independent designers, grab a coffee, and even make candles in lifestyle store Bonds.

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Gianni Botsford Architects tops House in a Garden with sweeping copper roof

November 8, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

A funnel-shaped copper roof and subterranean swimming pool feature in this west London home, which Gianni Botsford Architects has slotted behind a 19th century townhouse. The project – which, due to its location, has aptly been named House in a Garden – is situated at the back of an 1840s brick townhouse in London’s affluent Notting

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Le Corbusier’s Paris home reopens its doors to the public

November 7, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

The Paris apartment within the Immeuble Molitor, where Le Corbusier lived for over three decades, has reopened its doors to the public, following two years of restoration works led by the Fondation Le Corbusier. Back in 2016 Fondation Le Corbusier began the restoration of the apartment, which was designed by the French-Swiss architect and his long-term collaborator

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Johannes Torpe Studio creates laboratory-style store for United Cycling

November 6, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Johannes Torpe Studio has installed bright white surfaces and grid-like display areas inside this bike store near Copenhagen, to emulate the aesthetic of a “futuristic lab”. The store is located in the small town of Lynge, in Denmark, in a building that since the 1990s has been exclusively used as a storage facility by United Cycling, a distributor

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Tea shop meets cocktail bar in London’s Teatulia

November 2, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Russell Sage Studios looked to the crops of Bangladesh to form the rich-hued interiors of this tea shop and bar in central London, which serves hot drinks by day and alcohol-infused tipples at night. Teatulia is situated on Neal Street in Covent Garden, a tourist-filled shopping district populated with fashion boutiques, eateries and some of

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Open-plan offices discourage face-to-face communication, says research

November 1, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Workers in open-plan offices have less face-to-face interaction with colleagues than those who work separately, according to research by Harvard students. Published by The Royal Society, The Impact of the ‘Open’ Workspace on Human Collaboration is a research paper produced by Ethan Bernstein of Harvard Business School and Stephan Turban of Harvard University. It states that, although companies

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Jean Nouvel completes red and blue La Marseillaise skyscraper

October 31, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

French architect Jean Nouvel has completed an office skyscraper in Marseille, with a concrete facade painted in 27 shades of red, white and blue in celebration of the port city’s landscape. The 135 metre-high tower, which is named La Marseillaise, is situated in Euroméditerranée, an emerging business district on Marseille’s waterfront. It stands close to

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Metric turns bomb-blasted banana warehouse in Barcelona into triplex apartment

October 30, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Crumbling brick surfaces hint at the rich past of this triplex apartment in Barcelona, which has been designed by architecture studio Metric and features arch-shaped openings and warm oak floors. The three-floor apartment is set within a former warehouse in Barcelona’s up-and-coming Sant Antoni neighbourhood. Originally built in the early 1900s, the building was first

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Seven shared offices that make working worthwhile

October 27, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Co-working spaces offer an alternative to spending the nine-to-five in a dull desk cubicle. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven unusual examples from across the globe, including a shared office in a former distillery and a women-only workspace in New York. The Wing, USA, by Chiara de Rege For the third outpost of women-only co-working space

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Ministry of Sound opens co-working space in revamped 19th-century printworks

October 25, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Ministry of Sound has teamed up with architecture studio Squire and Partners to create a co-working space and private members lounge in southeast London, just around the corner from the infamous nightclub’s home. Designed to offer the “antithesis to a nightclub environment”, The Ministry is a social enterprise geared towards the creative industries. It offers a variety of

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Ministry of Sound opens co-working space in revamped 19th-century printworks

October 25, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Ministry of Sound has teamed up with architecture studio Squire and Partners to create a co-working space and private members lounge in southeast London, just around the corner from the infamous nightclub’s home. Designed to offer the “antithesis to a nightclub environment”, The Ministry is a social enterprise geared towards the creative industries. It offers a variety of

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Casa Salvatori in Milan brings together marble furnishings and flecked terrazzo floors

October 24, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Marble artworks, ornaments and furniture appear throughout this Milanese apartment, designed by Elissa Ossino Studio for the head of Italian stone brand Salvatori. The apartment is set within a 200-year-old palazzo in Brera, fronting the same courtyard as Salvatori’s Milan showroom, where the brand sells a variety of natural stone tiles, furniture and homeware. Having grown

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WeWork opens co-working space inside Stirling’s No 1 Poultry building

October 23, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

WeWork has added to its roster of London locations by setting up a shared working space inside James Stirling’s renowned No 1 Poultry building, one of the UK’s most significant postmodern buildings. No 1 Poultry, which was designed by British architect Stirling back in 1985, will become WeWork’s 28th co-working space branch in London. The five-storey building occupies a

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Aesop teams up with film director Luca Guadagnino for interiors of Rome store

October 22, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Studio Luca Guadagnino used roughened stone, rosy marble and bundles of hay throughout Aesop’s store in Rome, which is meant to visually echo the city’s ancient buildings. The store is set within Piazza di San Lorenzo in central Rome, just a short distance from a fifth-century church and the city’s famous Pantheon. This is the first retail project

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10 visually striking cafes to visit in cities all around the world

October 20, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

For those who enjoy cafe culture, interiors reporter Natasha Levy picks out 10 eye-catching examples from cities around the world, from a Canadian coffee shop that doubles as an artists’ workshop to a Vietnamese eatery with its own fish pond. Pastel Rita, Montreal, Canada, by Appareil Architecture Appareil Architecture used a trio of colours to loosely

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